Dear <<First Name>>,

As promised in the previous newsletter, we will use this newsletter to share the stories of different people who are living out their vision. Forerunner consists of about 50 great projects that make the testimony of King Jesus known through words and deeds in the world around them. They all do this in their own unique way but the common ground is that every single one of these projects is formed around prayer.

We will begin this newsletter with sharing about one of the projects that has been part of Forerunner for the longest time: New Grace Mission. We also follow Jacob and Nataly with their project 'Prayer and Mission'. Their vision is to bring prayer and worship to places where there is a crisis. From the presence of God, they want to bring the gospel, give practical help, care for the widows and orphans and provide shelter for the oppressed. 

Prayer and Mission in Venezuela
Last summer Jacob and Nathaly Schaafsma went to Venezuela with their sons Nathan and Luca. Prayer and mission (officially named ‘Gebed en Zending’ in Dutch) has several projects there such as a food project, shelter for street children, an orphanage and a house of prayer.

Venezuela is in crisis, there is a shortage of everything. Food is scarce and often of poor quality. 300,000 children are in mortal danger due to malnutrition. Water is provided once a week and must be stored. Medicine is no longer available in most cases. In Caracas, the capital, anarchy reigns and it is one of the most violent cities in the world.

They started their journey at the local prayer house. (Read more...
School in India and Myanmar 

In the previous newsletter we mentioned the projects in India and Myanmar. The children there had just started school again and we are happy to announce that we have received enough support so that all children can go back to school this year and have received the supplies they need for this! Thank you very much to all who have donated for this cause.

New Grace Mission - India 

India: the country where Forerunner was initiated by Johan. The Jena family and the children they care for in the New Grace home were one of the first projects Forerunner started with. This project is still at the heart of Forerunner and there are close ties. The living conditions of the Jena family and the children they care for in Rayagada, India, are minimal. For years already, Forerunner's desire has been to help them by providing a building in which they can grow up safely. 

The children are currently housed in various people's homes. These houses have insufficient capacity for the number of people that are accommodated there. For example, the children don’t have beds, but sleep on the floor. Over the years, Forerunner has supported the provision of livelihoods such as food, blankets, clothing and a water pump. In addition, support is provided so that the children can (continue to) go to school here. For years now there has been a desire to make a more substantial difference in the living conditions. Now finally there is an important breakthrough!

We are very happy to announce a great new development in this project; a large gift came in to buy a piece of land intended for housing! The land was bought this month and has enough possibilities to build a house with space to sleep, play, learn etc. This would be a huge improvement in the living conditions of the Jena family and all the children they take care of.

As Forerunner we want to take up the challenge to raise funds for the construction of a building, so that construction can start soon. We will keep you informed about the developments on this front in the near future. 

What is Forerunner?
We exist to raise up prayer and justice in the nations. We partner together with friends, organizations, and ministries around the globe to see this vision realized.



Forerunner Foundation
Website:    www.forerunner.info
Address:   Assumburg 119, 3328 BD Dordrecht
Mail:          info@forerunner.info
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